Four Things That Must Be Considered When Having A Concrete Boat Ramp Created On Your Waterfront Property

Posted on: 5 June 2017

If you have recently purchased a piece of property that has waterfront access, you more than likely will want to have a boat ramp created so that you can easily get your boat in and out of the water with ease. When having a boat ramp created there are a lot of things that must be taken into consideration. The following guide walks you through a few things that need to be considered when having a boat ramp created on your property.

The Location of the Ramp

The first thing you need to decide is where you want the boat ramp to be located on your property. There are restrictions on where ramps can and cannot be located on a property based on many different factors. The ramp contractor will be able to let you know if you can have the ramp created where you want to have it created and if there are any restrictions you need to keep in mind when having it created.

The Incline of the Ramp

Next, you need to consider the incline of the ramp. A ramp that has a steep incline will be difficult to use because it will be difficult to get the boat on and off of your trailer when you want to get it out and in the water. It is best to have the contractor design a ramp with a very gradual incline. This may cost a bit more money, but it will be worth it in the end.

The Width of the Ramp

You need to consider how wide you want the ramp to be, as well. You want to be sure that the ramp is wide enough for you to easily back your trailer onto it. If it is too narrow, it can make backing the trailer into the water very difficult. Consider how wide your trailer is and have the contractor create a ramp that is a few feet wider than the trailer to ensure it is easy to launch your boat.

The Length of the Ramp

Be sure to have the ramp created long enough so that your truck tires are able to easily grip when you haul the boat out of the water or launch it into the water. Having the concrete go ten to twenty feet onto the dry land will ensure your boat is able to easily grip when hauling the boat.

You do not want to try to create the boat ramp on your own. Portions of the ramp will be underwater and hiring professionals to lay the concrete for you will ensure that it is done the right way. They have the tools and know how that will be needed to have the ramp built properly and efficiently.

Speak to a business like Crackerjack Mud Jacking Inc for more information.